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Exhibition – London Glass Blowing

April 30, 2018

We are delighted to announce we will be showing three of our ‘Landscape Bowls’
as part of a group exhibition which open this Friday at London Glass Blowing,
Bermondsey, London SE1 1UD.

For More information on the show, have a look at the London Glass Blowing Website

Spring Rituals – Exhibition Catalogue

March 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came over to Rosedale for our Private View of Spring Rituals.

Decorated eggs have long been a potent cross-cultural symbol of new beginnings and springs return.

This new collection of pieces are principally inspired by the eggs of the now extinct Elephant Bird.

These works explore the patterns made by the reassembly of these fossilised giant eggs.

The fragmented patterns are universal in their structure, like cracked dry earth and the breaking ice sheets.

The form of the egg and these patterns remind us of the eggs function as a protector of new life and its inherent fragility.

You can see the online exhibition catalogue here and read the full statement about the work. If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate.

 

Exhibition – A Portrait of Place

February 9, 2018

“A Portrait of Place”

Barnard Castle & Teesdale in contemporary cameo glass.

February 10 – 13 May 2018 The Bowes Museum

The Landscape of Teesdale has long been an inspiration to artists including the water colours of John Sell Cotman & J.M.W.Turner.

Our exploration and ‘Portrait’ of Teesdale uses a different perspective, digital satellite imaging.

This enables a new view of the landscape, revealing the geology, rivers systems and layers of human endeavour, carved into the land and overlaid for millennia.

We engrave layers of marks into the glass, blurring the boundary between abstraction and a literal interpretation.

Just as changing light illuminates the landscape, light is integral to our work, animating our glass, revealing layers of colours and engraving.

Our subtly distorted bowl forms, represent the soft curves and hollows of the land. The gentle forms and complex engraved surfaces of every vessel ensures each piece is a unique object.

 

Four Resovoirs

Manmade marks constructed, burned and worked into the land, have their own beauty and rhythm. Winter colours highlight the cold depth of the water and the stark staccato patterns of the burned uplands.

Blown Engraved and Wheel Cut Overlay, Cameo Glass

H 16cm Ø 40cm

 

 

 

A Portrait of Place – Exhibition – Bowes Museum

November 16, 2017

A portrait of the Barnard Castle & Teesdale in contemporary cameo glass.

A series of our pushed bowl forms, with colours moving through the seasons, exploring the landscape around Teesdale the Bowes Museum.

This beautiful Landscape has been an inspiration to artists including the famous poem Rokeby by Walter Scott which celebrates Teesdale and many watercolorists have chosen to paint this landscape, including John Sell Cotman & J.M.W.Turner.

Our exploration and Portrait of this landscape will use a perspective that has only recently become available. Using digital satellite technology,  enabling an over view of the landscape, revealing the geology and the marks carved into the land of Teesdale by natures hand and the active management of men and women over millennia.

The title ‘Portrait of Place’, makes reference to the English Water Colour Tradition, a time before watercolorists were appreciated as artists, a time when their role was purely functional, recorders of the world around them.

10th February 2018 – 13th May

The Bowes Museum

Northern Design Awards

We are really excited to be included as a finalist in the Designer Maker category – competing against some very tough Northern competition.

We are set to find out if we have won this prestigious accolade on Friday 24th November at the iconic Principal Hotel, Manchester when the winners are announced at a glittering gala dinner. One the judges, Linda Barker praises the awards “”It’s a privilege to be part of the illustrious judging panel and to be part of the growing phenomena that is ‘The Northern Design Awards’ “The award ceremony is always one of the most glamorous events in my diary, a fabulous event that celebrates the power of the North’.

British Glass Biennale

August 27, 2017

The exhibition runs until 9th September, it’s well worth visiting Stourbridge to enjoy this selection of art works made in glass.